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  • Mammoth Lakes doctors' group among first to help in Philippines

    Mammoth Lakes doctors' group among first to help in Philippines
    A group of doctors from the Mammoth Lakes area was among the first humanitarian aid groups to reach the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which is believed to have killed about 10,000 people as it moved across the island nation Friday....
  • Officials: Typhoon Haiyan death toll may soar to 10,000 in Philippines

    Officials: Typhoon Haiyan death toll may soar to 10,000 in Philippines
    TACLOBAN, Philippines — The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people, officials said after the extent of massive devastation became apparent and horrified...
  • Typhoon-stricken Filipinos rely on countrymen abroad for lifeline

    Typhoon-stricken Filipinos rely on countrymen abroad for lifeline
    As millions of Filipinos desperately search for sustenance and shelter in the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan, many may be comforted by the knowledge that help is surely on the way from family members working abroad. The Philippines' biggest export...
  • Typhoon aid: How to help with relief effort in Philippines

    Typhoon aid: How to help with relief effort in Philippines
    As relief efforts continue in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, organizations in this country are collecting donations from those who want to help. UNICEF, the United Nations’ World Food Program and the National Alliance for...
  • Cramped streets hamper response to five-alarm Bay Area apartment fire

    Cramped streets hamper response to five-alarm Bay Area apartment fire
    A five-alarm fire tore through a 75-unit Bay Area apartment complex Thursday morning as firefighters struggled to access the site because of parked cars on narrow neighborhood streets. The upper-level fire at the four-story building in Redwood City...
  • L.A. high-rise fire: Girl found not breathing in stairwell

    L.A. high-rise fire: Girl found not breathing in stairwell
    A young girl was found not breathing in a stairwell of a smoke-filled West Los Angeles high-rise and was taken to a hospital with four other injured people, officials said Friday. The child, whose age and name were not released, was found on the 23rd-...
  • West L.A. high-rise fire leaves 125 displaced; others get to go home

    West L.A. high-rise fire leaves 125 displaced; others get to go home
    About 125 residents remained displaced Friday night after a fire in a West L.A. high-rise apartment building, officials said. The displaced lived in 51 units on the five floors most affected by the blaze, while other residents of the 25-story...
  • Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels

    Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels have freed former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay after holding him hostage since June, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which handled the release. Sutay was backpacking in eastern Guaviare...
  • Doug Engelbart obituary: Inventor of computer mouse dies at 88

    Doug Engelbart obituary: Inventor of computer mouse dies at 88
    SAN FRANCISCO — Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88. The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow...
  • The band Hanson has a beer, and it's really called Mmmhops

    The band Hanson has a beer, and it's really called Mmmhops
    It's been a minute since we've heard from Hanson, the '90s boy band known for never knowing when to get a hair cut and their incessant use of the term "Mmmbop." The boys are back -- now men over the age of 21 -- and they're making beer.  Yes, the little...
  • Sharp fire: Blaze in steep forest terrain grows to 100 acres

    Sharp fire: Blaze in steep forest terrain grows to 100 acres
    The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town. The Sharp fire had already doubled in size to 60 acres...